My middle daughter turned 6 on Wednesday and her birthday party will be on Saturday. It is great having kids with birthday's in the summer (the youngest turned 4 on the 24th of May) because we are can have parties outside...very little necessary for decorating and you can have virtually as many kids as you like. She decided she wanted a Strawberry Shortcake party this year. I found these pencils at the Target Dollar Spot several months ago. They are the ones that have the little individual leads you take out when it is dull and then put it through the end. I saw some adorable pencil holders on Laurie Schmidlin's blog, http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/pencil-holder-p.html, awhile back and decided this is what I wanted to make for the kids party favors. I used a retired Stampin Up! set (I think it is called Sweet and Sassy) for the strawberry and the tiny flower from Simply Said. They aren't difficult to make at all. If you need a visual check out the link above....
1) You'll need a sheet of paper that is 6 3/8" x 3 5/8".
2) Score it along the long sides of the paper at 3/8", 1 5/8", 2", and 3 1/4".
3) Turn your card stock 90 degrees (so it is wide) and score one end at 3/8" (this forms the bottom of your box).
4) On the little bottom you have created you will snip each of the tiny scored sections.
5) Remove one end section (either one it doesn't matter).
6) Fold up the box and secure with Sticky Strip.
The band at the top is made with a strip that is 3 5/8" x 1 1/2" and scored at the same measurements above minus step 3.
SO simple...it reminds me of a 2, 4, 6, 8, box which you could also make to match and fill with some candy. Too bad the party is tomorrow or I would make some of those too!
Supplies Used: Regal Rose cs, ink, Real Red cs, Black SU ink, Signo White Gel Pen, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Red Gingham Ribbon, Rough Edges Alphabet, Simply Said set, Sweet and Sassy set.